Tried writing fan-fiction… it was trash, can’t write dialogue, prefer description and narration.
Also the fleeting sentiment we call love turns out to have seven categories:
There’s lustful love (Eros), platonic love (Philia), flirtatious love (Ludus), rational love (Pragma), selfless love for humanity (Agape), self-love (Philautia), and of course unconditional familial love (Storge).
Kris would probably align with Ludus and Eros and to some extent Agape (steal from rich give to the poor is technically a form of charity) through that might be combined with Philautia (people like feeling good about themselves when being charitable).
Sophia might be susceptible to Pragma (as most long term couples are) and possibly Philia if she and the MC find common ground.
I… have no idea about Clithus. Didn’t peg her for the romantic type but she might have the potential for Philia, if she’s proud to be a knight then Philautia could also apply. Or it might not depending on how she views herself.
Melissa… well there’s Storge and to some extent I think Philautia given that yanderes are at their root, needy for self-validation through love. She might have had potential for Philia before her downward spiral… poor Melissa, she didn’t deserve this.
Philia is the most interesting since there are three sub-types:
Both these two are unsustainable since since an individual’s personal needs can change (thus the mutual utility they derive from each other could cease) and friends may lose interest in certain activities and stop socializing.
Good: Final evolution of Philia, also known as True Friendship, this is where both parties admire the goodness in each other (technically any aspect of their character they perceive as ‘good’), thus is driven by the desire to care for such a friend (so long as admirable trait remains intact) and strive to improve each other’s character.
Found one bug: this has probably been pointed out but just in case it hasn’t, there’s this error in the demo, during the MC’s wedding if I click on ‘‘Go to the right side’’, the game freezes and has to be refreshed.